conservation

Three green and blue-faced salmon are shown close to the camera whilst swimming through clear water.

Pacific sockeye salmon during the annual migration. The Canadian government recently announced its (CAD) $647 million Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative. “Hopefully it’s not too little, too late,” says marine campaigner Emmie Page (Image by Oregon State University/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en). 

Northwestern University
In June 2021, a heat wave spread over the Pacific Northwest, with people in the region wilting from record high temperatures. But, Fiona Skeggs reports, the threats are soaring for rivers and marine life as well.
Two red foxes look at the camera from where they rest on a concrete parking lot.

From my article, "Studies debunk ‘nature is healing’ narrative from 2020 lockdowns" (Photo by Rural Explorer courtesy of Unsplash / https://unsplash.com/license).

George Washington University
To me, this internship experience meant a place to grow and refine my scientific reporting skills. Being encouraged to explore a topic in ways I find newsworthy was quite liberating.
George Washington University
Marine scientists are using information collected by everyday people to monitor sharks in the face of climate change.
George Washington University
Scientists recently identified an infectious cyanobacterium as the origin of vacuolar myelinopathy, a lethal neurological disease in wildlife.
Salamander embryo development (Credit: Dee Ann Chamberlain)
Salamander embryo development (Credit: Dee Ann Chamberlain)
Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
In the heart of Austin, Texas, lies a salamander sanctuary that exists as a backup, in case the wild population were to be wiped out — but is it enough to save the species?
Ohio University
In Western Uganda, world-renowned birder Harriet Kemigisha inspires and promotes conservation through her work as a guide, researcher, and community leader around Kibale National Park.
In a Zoom interview, Lips describes how she worked with multiple organizations to create Wildlife Conservation Legislation.

In a Zoom interview, Lips describes how she worked with multiple organizations to create Wildlife Conservation Legislation. (Screengrab from Zoom)

George Washington University
Imagine a disease stealthily traveling around the world, killing millions, and not leaving behind a trace of its existence. For almost thirty years, Karen Lips has been studying and advocating for policies to stop one mysterious fungal disease that... Read More

Uganda cob. (Pixabay)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
To prevent or at least forestall the next pandemic, we clearly have an obligation to examine and prevent the practices that promote close contact between humans and wildlife, particularly bushmeat hunting and deforestation.

(alexstrachan/Pixabay)

Digital Content Editor, Planet Forward
The Elephant Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Prohibition Act, first proposed in 2015, was passed after a push from investigative work and grassroots organizing.

Photographed in the forests of Palawan, a Philippine pangolin pup nudges its mother, rolled up in a protective ball. (Gregg Yan/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
Pressuring governments to issue bans and closures of wet markets could prevent the emergence of infectious disease. But it does not solve the widespread issue of bushmeat circulation between hunters and their families.

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